The Hospital for Sick Children

Job Description

    • Work Term: Permanent
    • Work Language: English
    • Hours: 35 hours per week
    • Education: Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry
    • Experience: 5 years or more
    • or equivalent experience

Work setting

    • Hospital (staff position)
    • Relocation costs covered by employer
    • Hospital/health care establishment/health institution


    • Conduct medical research
    • Assess patients’ diseases or disorders to determine appropriate surgical procedures
    • Perform and supervise surgical procedures to correct physical abnormalities and deficiencies and repair injuries
    • Study the nature, cause and development of diseases and the structural and functional changes caused by diseases
    • Act as consultants to other physicians
    • Order laboratory tests, X-rays and other diagnostic procedures
    • Prescribe medication and treatment and refer patients for surgery
    • Teach students through lectures, discussions, audio-visual presentations and laboratory, shop and field studies
    • Perform cardiovascular procedures and tests


    • 5-10 people

Certificates, licences, memberships, and courses

    • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Certification Examination

Specialization in clinical medicine

    • Cardiology
    • Pediatrics

Specialization in surgery

    • Cardiac surgery

Area of specialization

    • Cardiovascular surgery

Security and safety

    • Criminal record check
    • Medical exam
    • Eligible for professional liability insurance
    • Immunization records
    • Basic security clearance

Work conditions and physical capabilities

    • Fast-paced environment
    • Work under pressure
    • Tight deadlines
    • Physically demanding
    • Attention to detail
    • Hand-eye co-ordination
    • Combination of sitting, standing, walking
    • Standing for extended periods
    • Walking
    • Bending, crouching, kneeling
    • Ability to distinguish between colours
    • Manual dexterity
    • Repetitive tasks
    • Large workload

Personal suitability

    • Accurate
    • Client focus
    • Dependability
    • Efficient interpersonal skills
    • Excellent oral communication
    • Excellent written communication
    • Flexibility
    • Initiative
    • Interpersonal awareness
    • Judgement
    • Organized
    • Reliability
    • Team player
    • Values and ethics

Health benefits

    • Dental plan
    • Disability benefits
    • Health care plan
    • Vision care benefits

Long term benefits

  • Group insurance benefits
  • Life insurance
  • Other benefits
  • Pension plan

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